The SMM band is brought to St. Margaret Mary School by the Music in Catholic School (MCS) program.  Students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate. Instrument rental is available and explained at information sessions.

If children aren't certain about which instrument to try, teachers can help with the selection.  Parents are invited schedule an appointment at the MCS office and find more information on the Archdiocese of Omaha website.

Each grade from K-8 has a pack for boys to join. Meetings and activities are often monthly with leaders providing specific information in the Monday Memo on Sycamore. More information about the overall organization can be found on the boy scouts website http://www.scouting.org

Children's singing voices float from the choir loft weekly during school Masses and periodically each semester at weekend Masses. Rehearsals take place the day prior to Mass and more frequently for Christmas and Easter Masses. 

 Children's Choir 2018-2019

All SMM Parish children in Grades 3-8 are invited to join the Children's Choir. The choir will be scheduled to sing once (sometimes twice) a month throughout the academic year. 

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Several grades from K-8 have a troop which welcomes all girls to participate. Meetings and activities are held monthly both on and off campus. Grade level Troop Leaders provide specific logistical  information in the Monday Memo on Sycamore. More information about the overall organization can be found on the Girl Scout website

6th through 8th-grade students participate in a variety of mathematics preparations weekly after school and attend competitions throughout the school year.

The list of competitions includes the Omaha Archdiocese, Duchesne Academy, Creighton Prep, and Central high school. Junior high math teacher, Miss Kaven, leads the math students through their training and competition. 

SMM Create Jr. Robotics is a year-long extra-curricular activity designed to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning and positive team dynamics. The Create Jr. teams compete in area competitions on Saturdays beginning in November and lasting until February. If the teams qualify for Nationals the season will extend into March and April. The teams are made up of four or five students per team.

A Spirit-led after-school prayer group available to SMM school students grades K-6. This student group offers an atmosphere for young people to realize God’s personal love for them and experience Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Spartans Ablaze provides an opportunity for students to make new friends of all ages and to grow in faith alongside the SMM community.  To find out more, check out oneheartonefire.org or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students in grades 6-8 are eligible to participate in the SMM Speech Program.  Participation in the Speech Program enables students to develop lifelong skills in public speaking. The team competes in tournaments each spring with middle schools throughout Omaha Metro area. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with questions. 

 

St. Thomas Aquinas Club (STAC), is a Quiz bowl type program for 5th-8th graders to practice trivia questions covering a variety of topics including geography, history and science. The club meets monthly with specific information in the Monday Memo on Sycamore. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

This leadership opportunity is available to the junior high. Students participate in the nomination, campaign speech,  and election process.   Student Council members plan, direct, and lead classmates through select activities and programs.

 

The student council helps to organize the yearly Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Heart Ministry.  Junior High Student Council also serves as school ambassadors at the annual Dundee Day community event.

Programming is specifically geared toward 7th and 8th grade students and or their parents. Meeting topics focus on parenting advice such as teens and technology,  provide fellowship through field trips to a pumpkin patch, Worlds of Fun, faith formation and service. Activities and speakers address relevant issues for teens and lead worship. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.